Saying I’m Sorry: Relentless Repentance


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“Let us be very gentle with our neighbors’ failings, and forgive our friends their debts as we hope ourselves to be forgiven.” -William Makepeace Thackeray

The song featured below, Luck by American Authors, beautifully expresses the art of saying I am sorry.
Personally, the lyrics hit so close to home in regards to my testimony that I wanted to share them with all of you!

When I finally accepted accountability for my horrible behavior as an addict, the next step of recovery was to try and rectify the relationships I had destroyed because of my actions.
I was awful to my family, my friends, myself and to God.
I had so much to apologize for and for the first time in a long time, I sincerely sought to be forgiven.
Unfortunately, some things cannot be repaired after so much damage has been done, but that has not stopped me from relentless repentance.
We are not always forgiven by the people we have done harm to, but by grace we are always forgiven when seeking God’s forgiveness.

Although my days of destruction and addiction are over, I now make it a priority to tell God I am sorry when I am wrong every single day.

Please listen to this inspiring song to get more of a glimpse of how I said I’m sorry then, why I say I’m sorry now, and why I am forgiven by God forever!
I have provided the lyrics for you to read!
God bless you all and be forgiven! Say your sorry and mean it! That’s all it takes.

I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord GOD. “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.” (Ezekiel 34:15-16 NKJV)

LUCK– lyrics by
American Authors

How can we make amends when we said all we said?
I call and you don’t pick up
How can I say instead that I hope it’s for the best?
I won’t, and I won’t give up

I’m sorry, Mother
I know I let you down
I’m sorry for how I up and left this town

How can we push aside all the bad and make it right
Now you got me all choked up
I’m sorry, brother
I know I let you down
I’m sorry for how I up and left this town
Please just listen cause I don’t ask for much
I am my own man
I make my own luck

How can we both pick sides when we know nothing’s right?
Open up the door that’s shut
How can I have my pride and drink away my soul tonight?
Sorrow’s filling up my cup

I’m sorry, Father
I know I let you down
I’m sorry for how I up and left this town
Please just listen cause I don’t ask for much
I am my own man
I make my own luck

Well some birds aren’t meant to be caged
And I just can’t see the light of day

Please forgive me
I can’t remember
Please forgive me
no one is calling
Please forgive me
I can’t believe it
No…

Gonna pick myself up, so I don’t let this ever grow
Even if I mess up, I won’t let this ever go
It’s hard to stay
It’s hard to stay
Cause some birds aren’t meant to be caged

How can I set us free?
I’m what you taught me to be
Shouldn’t that be enough?
It’s time that we make amends
Let’s forget the things we said
You know we were all just talk

I’m sorry, Mother
I know I let you down
I’m sorry, Father
I didn’t stick around
Please just listen cause I don’t ask for much

Break These Chains


Acts 16:16-40 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling….

“Trapped. Tortured. Torn apart.
Sounds familiar doesn’t it when you stumble in the dark?
The enemy has built a wall where you want to walk,
he has already outlined your body with his chalk.
The chains are heavy, but nothing like the weight of your choice.
The one you make daily to silence God’s voice.
See the point is the key lies with it’s master.
Man before God is a reoccurring disaster.

Take a minute to catch your breath.
Take a knee to bow before He who hung to death.
To hear the roar of the angels as they battle for you.
To realize it all takes place with or without you.
Heavy is the weight of the world and you are seconds from cracking.
You are a life time away from the sound of chains cracking.
God has not intended you be the strong one you assume.
Trying to be Jesus is guaranteed not to suit you.
That weight, those chains, He carried so you didn’t have to live this way.
As a gift you only have to sit in the prison that you do.
It is grace and a purpose looming over you.
Paul and Silas were prisoners, they were placed there where you lay.
Through their faith and praise to the King though the Earth shook that day.
Tick of the clock, the pace of the walk, they are to be famiiar to who God uses to talk.
Your purpose is not to be what you are not capable of being.
It is to praise the One who will only deliver the richness of simply just seeing.
Beyond the wrapper the chocolate lies
Haven’t you gotten a tummy ache a thousand times?
Sweet is not the candy the enemy uses to lure you to your cavity.
It is the feeling of the freedom when God breaks the chains of your depravity!

Break The Chains- New Release Tuesday.Com
The song “Break These Chains” by Christian artist Charismatik, is all about the freedom I am speaking of. It is their newest and featured release from their album yet the message I got from their lyrics was purposefully and powerfully a familiar one. A tough one, true, but worth it! If you are sick. If you also are locked up in your self and cannot get to medicine, how will you get well? You will rot without action.

Click below to access more God, great music, and a musical ministry all in one band! Charismatik.Com.

Tell the judge you understand you are accountable for what you know is all on you. Innocent even if guilty is His sentence for you!
You will be an inmate if you portray yourself a criminal. You are not. God knows that you are not.

All that seperates you from that key is how honest you choose to be. Your freedom is not negotiable. It is written. God says you go free. God, however, did not intend for you to assume that freedom came for free. It did not. In fact the cost of your bail was paid by the blood of God’s only son! That deserves to be acknowledged, accepted, and shouted by you as you tell the rest of the prisoners how freedom is attained. It is your job to rep being able to work. When witnessing to why God saved you, you simultaneously are staying unchained!

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Give Me Your Eyes


I have been asked so many times recently the question “What is a Christian?” To me it is simple. A CHRISTian is a follower of Jesus Christ and His example. Christianity is not loud, cruel, narrow minded, or hateful. Christ was never any of those things. Capable, yes, He knew the same enemy that tries to keep us from God today. The difference is Christ did not allow anything to get in the way of His returning to His Father. He listened, and willingly followed God’s instructions to getting home. He paid the price because God said so. So we too could get home where we belong.
The following song lyrics have not only been on repeat in my head today, but also have been some of the most personal to me during my walk with Christ. They are able to sum up what i I am trying to explain. To be a Christian, to be Christ-like is to be an example. To show love to everyone. To promote peace and God’s love for all. Anything else is not necessary. God gave us the way. We are to follow Him.

Brandon Heath- Give Me Your Eyes

“Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere,
Why have I never cared?
Chorus:
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
Ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah
yeah
yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work
He’s buying time
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared?
Chorus
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
Ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah
yeah
yeah

I’ve Been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all along

Chorus (x2)

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
Ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah
yeah”

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